The best way to make cumin tea is to purchase it in seed form, boil the seeds in water and let them steep for 8-10 minutes. To bring out the full flavor and potency of the seeds, lightly roast them before boiling and steeping.
A:Spicy foods contain a substance from chillies called capsaicin. Capsaicin stings taste buds, and milk binds with the hot capsaicin oils to disperse them. Cold water is not effective to mitigate spiciness because water-based liquids spread capsaicin and likely increase the burning sensation.
A:Hot chocolate does not have more caffeine than coffee. The average cup of hot chocolate from Starbucks contains 25 milligrams of caffeine; the average cup of plain coffee from Starbucks contains 415 milligrams of caffeine.
A:Slurpees, like so many other genius inventions, were created on accident. When Dairy Queen owner Omar Knedlik's soda fountain broke in the late 1950s, he improvised and put bottles of soda in the freezer to stay cold. He accidentally left them in a little too long, and they had frozen into a slushy consistency by the time his customers bought the sodas. To his surprise, they loved this new slushy soda and started requesting "those pops that were in a little bit longer."
A:The average temperature of drinking water varies by geographical location; in Milwaukee, the average temperature of cold tap water is 49.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature of drinking water can change depending on the time of year, the location where the water temperature is being measured and different environmental factors, including the presence of manufacturing plants and natural bodies of water.
A:The difference between regular lemonade and pink lemonade is the addition of an extra ingredient that gives the regular lemonade a pink color. The extra ingredient could be cranberry juice, raspberry juice, crushed strawberries, strawberry juice, grenadine or red food coloring.
A:The difference between coffee and latte is that coffee is ground coffee beans run through a filter with water, and a latte is made with unfiltered coffee and warm or steamed milk. Unfiltered, concentrated coffee is commonly known as espresso.
A:The fastest way to soften hard bread is to wrap it in a damp paper towel, and put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds on high heat. The amount of time that it takes to soften the bread will depend on the wattage of the microwave. Weaker microwaves will need longer than those with higher watts. It is important to place the hard bread on a microwave-safe dish to avoid causing any damage to the dish. Also, make sure that the paper towel is not soaking wet, just damp.
A:Hunan chicken, like most Hunan cuisine is spiked with a spicy mixture, including fresh chili peppers, often along with the seeds and membranes which contain most of the heat. Chilies are common in southern Chinese cuisine because the spice cools the body by stimulating it to release its heat.
A:Baked chicken wings take from 30 to 45 minutes to cook. While the wings are typically cooked through at 30 minutes, when baked for a longer period, they develop a crunchy, crisp exterior. Chicken wings may be baked at a variety of temperatures ranging from 350 to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
A:Junk food is bad because it typically has a high caloric content that consists of fat and sugar packed into small portions, according to WebMD. Additionally, junk food is formulated to taste very appealing to the senses, making it difficult to stop eating or addictive. Popular junk foods include potato chips, candy bars, cookies, soda, snack cakes and most fast food.
A:Expiration dates on food packaging are intended to help stores and consumers determine the overall quality of a food item. Foods labeled with a "best if used by" date are considered at their highest quality when consumers use them by the expiration date, which is when quality begins degrading. The food is at its peak in flavor and quality before that date.
A:According to the USDA, lentils are part of the vegetable group, but they also fall under the protein group — which is why many people consume lentils as a supplement for meat in a vegetarian diet. Lentils are an excellent source of plant protein, and they are also rich in zinc, iron, potassium and folate.
A:Fourteen crushed graham crackers make 1 cup of crumbs. Although they are often enjoyed as a snack, graham crackers in crushed form serve as an ingredient in pie crusts for cheesecakes, lemon icebox pies, key lime pies and various frozen desserts. The crumbs are typically mixed with butter and sugar.
A:When measuring by the egg only, a single medium egg is equal to a large egg for recipe use, according to About Food. The ratio changes as larger amounts of eggs are required, with five medium eggs needed to equal four large eggs.
A:To serve 40 people 4 ounces each of potato salad, one needs to make approximately 10 pounds of it. When planning food per person for a large gathering, the serving portion for each person should be one pound.